Use of vascular closure device is safe and effective in electrophysiological procedures

Ilir Maraj, Adam S. Budzikowski, Waleed Ali, Crisitina A. Mitre, John Kassotis

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Purpose: Little is known about the usefulness and safety of vascular closure devices (VCDs) in electrophysiological procedures. We present a retrospective analysis of our experience assessing the utility and outcomes of collagen vascular closure device (Angioseal) in patients that required periprocedural anticoagulation and multiple vascular access sites. Methods: An retrospective chart review of patients who have undergone the deployment of VCD following electrophysiological procedures. Results: In 26 patients (16 males, age 57 ± 15 years, weight 96 ± 21 kg), a total of 76 VCD were deployed. Seventy-three VCDs in femoral veins (right or left) and three in femoral artery. The mean number of VCD per patient was 3 (range, 2–4). VCD was successfully deployed in 75 out of 76 access sites. One patient was noted to have ecchymosis in both groins during follow-up visit. No other complications were noted. Conclusions: We provide evidence that a collagen plug-based VCD designed for arterial closure can be safely and effectively used to close multiple venous accesses even in the same vein. This can be accomplished with a venotomy size up to 2 Fr larger than the size of the closure device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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